Pacific Bluecross has launched a website that will allow you to find the cheapest costs in your area for prescription drugs and dispensing fees.
Did you know prescription drug costs can vary even between drug stores with the same name? The Pharmacy Compass helps you get better value for your medications by comparing the price at different pharmacy locations across British Columbia.
We all shop around to find the best price on everything from houses to groceries, but shouldn’t we be more concerned about our health costs? The Pharmacy Compass helps lower your out-of- pocket costs and keeps your health coverage affordable.
The Pharmacy Compass is an online tool developed by Pacific Blue Cross that helps you find better value for your medications by comparing the price at different pharmacy locations across British Columbia.
It’s a fact; one in 10 Canadians struggles to pay for medications even if they have insurance. And one in six BC residents does not adhere to their prescriptions because of cost.*
*Law et al. The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada. CMAJ 2012;184(3):297-302 2012
The Pharmacy Compass helps you find ways to lower your out-of-pocket costs. This is important if your health plan doesn’t fully cover prescription drug costs or dispensing fees.
The Pharmacy Compass compares the average cost per pill of brand name and generic equivalent prescription medications that are sold as tablets and capsules. The price of non-prescription products or other dosage forms such as topical products are not compared.